Building Your Critical Thinking Skills

Learning Path: Workplace Skills Builder

Duration: 2 Day(s).

Course Overview

These days, many people experience information overload. We are barraged with messages to believe many different ideas, buy things, support causes, and lead our daily lives in a particular way. How do you know what to trust? How do you separate reality from myths?
Critical thinking is the answer. The ability to work one’s way through problems and present arguments in a rational, persuasive way is a crucial skill for surviving in today’s society. This course will provide you with practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem-solving.

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain critical and non-critical thinking
  • Categorize your own critical thinking style, including areas of strength and opportunities for improvement
  • Define other thinking styles, including left/right brain thinking and whole-brain thinking
  • Create and analyze strong arguments by using the critical thinking process
  • Develop and assess explanations
  • Increase important critical thinking skills, including active listening and questioning
  • Utilize analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques
  • Give powerful arguments using the critical thinking skills you learned

Target Audience
Employees, employers and anyone who wants to develop workplace skills.

Course Calendar

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Course Outline

Unit One: What Is Critical Thinking?
Understanding Critical Thinking
Rate Your Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Types
Unit Two: Left, Right, and Whole-Brain Thinking?
Unit Three: Sticking to Reason
Avoiding Booby Traps
Unit Four: An Approach to Critical Thinking
A Proven Model
Critical Thinking Standards
Context Is Everything
Checking for Credibility and Consistency
Evaluating Arguments
Unit Five: A Critical Thinker’s Tools
Questions with Purpose
Probing Skills
Active Listening Skills
Unit Six: Creating a Logical Explanation
4 Steps to a Logical Explanation
Unit Seven: Use Common Sense
Unit Eight: Critical and Creative Thought Schemes
Creative Thinking Skills for Breakthrough Ideas
DeBono’s Six Thinking Hats
Unit Nine: Clearly Presenting Your Ideas to Others
Putting It All Together

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